Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute

, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 256–258 | Cite as

Broadband Modulator Converting Infrared Radiation to Visible Light Based on Resonant Excitation of Surface Waves

  • S. I. ValyanskiiEmail author
  • M. A. Kononov
  • I. S. Nedosekina


The fundamental possibility of developing one of the modulator circuits, i.e., the infrared-to-visible radiation converter, is considered, and its sensitivity is roughly estimated. The problem of visualization of infrared radiation is a relevant subject of study. The scheme of the light-controlled modulator we propose does not replicate any known scheme. Its operation is based on the effect of excitation of a surface plasmon wave.


liquid crystals surface plasmon resonance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Valyanskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. A. Kononov
    • 2
  • I. S. Nedosekina
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Prokhorov General Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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